Happy Epic Pi Day

Only really works when one writes the date in that teeth-itch-making USian way, but today, 3.14.15 9:26:53 captures the first ten digits of pi – which happens once a century (according to David Brin on FB).

So, I’m making Quiche Lorraine for lunch – quiche totes counts as a pie. Mmmm. Pie. I just can’t carve the pi into the top crust – I might try and make a pi pattern with bacon halfway through the cooking?

A pie with the symbol Pi carved into its crust.

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5 replies

  1. But…but…but DD/MM/YY makes my teeth itch. (Mind you, I use that order but write out the month, US Army style, so there’s no confusion.)
    Besides, there’s no fourteenth month so the numbers wouldn’t work, pi-wise.

  2. So, it’s only pi day in the USA? How sad.
    I read An Hilarious comment on the story of the woman who rejected an arranged marriage because the groom was unable to complete a simple addition sum, which was referred to as a “maths” problem. The Hilarious comment was “why are they using the wrong word for ‘math’?”
    US-centrism is NOT a problem AT ALL.

  3. We couldn’t have pie on Saturday because we had to eat yiros, but we made one last night – a Welsh lamb pie (basically Irish stew in a pie, but with leeks instead of onions) and very good it was too…

  4. The rest of the world has a perfectly adequate pi approximation day on July the 22nd, and the choice of arbitrary numerical representations such as 3.14 or 22/7 always seems to avoid the perhaps less savoury truth that no such representation can be complete, since no transcendental number can be expressed as a ratio of rational numbers or even as a finite sum of them. Really, any day is good for celebrating pi by eating pie, but the coincidence of the arbitrary calendar approximately resembling a number is merely the flimsiest of pretexts. In terms of this year’s pi approximation day in the US, even if numbers did have more than one decimal point (which they don’t), 3.14.15 isn’t as good as a rounded approximation to four decimal places as 3.1416… but then, the positively arcane duodecimal/sexagesimal numeral system we have for measuring time is pressed into service to add a few more decimal places. Just serve up the pie already!

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